Banana & Blueberry Pancakes

Happy Sunday to all you pancake lovers out there!

Now, what is a weekend without at least one, if not two, delicious pancake stacks. Becoming vegan has meant finding lost of weird & wonderful ways to make the foods that I love. The best thing about this recipe is that they taste just as delicious as your usual pancakes BUT, without the gluten, sugar & dairy.

This mixture of oats, ground almonds, coconut flour and chia seeds makes each pancake well formed with a warming & filling consistency.  The use of banana and blue berries helps give them the sweetness they need!

Every time I make these I swear to myself to leave a few for the next day to heat up, not once has this happened! They are too delicious & ‘moreish’ to let any left overs be an option.

Makes 6 pancakes:

– 1 cup of oats

– 1/2 cup of coconut flour

– 1/2 of a cup of ground almonds

– 1 cup of water

– ¼ of a cup of soaked chia seeds

– 3 ripe bananas

–  Half a punnet of blueberries

– 2 & 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon

–  1/4 cup of Plant Based milk

– A pinch salt

– Coconut oil for cooking

– Optional – 1 cup of blueberries

For the topping:

– A handful of blueberries

– A handful of Raspberries

–  Maple syrup (optional)

–  Coconut yogurt

Twenty minutes before you start to make your pancakes, soak you chia seeds in 1/2 a cup of water. This is an important part of the process as these help hold the Pancakes together when cooking.

When you are ready to get going, start by placing the oats, ground almonds & coconut into a food processor or mixer, blend for 2 minutes, make sure it forms a smooth and dry consistency.

Then add the bananas and blueberries (I like to add in the blueberries to the batter for sweetness) and chai seeds. Mix for another 2 minutes on a medium speed.

Now add the the remaining ingredients into the mixture – Blend until a smooth mixture forms. The mix should be rather thick and doughy.

Remove the mixture and place into a big bowl, ready for frying.

Then place a saucepan on a high heat for a minute.

Now add a dollop of coconut oil to the pan. Once melted, add as much of the mix as you desire to the saucepan, shape your pancake into a round shape in the pan (Don’t be precious about getting it perfect).

After about 2 minutes, flip your pancake and cook the other side for the same amount of time, keep going until your mixture is finished, you should get about 6 pancakes out of this batch.

Stack up your pancakes as high as you desire, add your maple syrup and the fresh fruit you like (I love to add raspberries). Finally, add a dollop of coconut yogurt and …. ENJOY! Xx

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